December 11, 2015 by News, Salford

Young Role Models Complete L1 Using Sport To Tackle Youth Crime Course And Give Back To The Community!

On Saturday the 28th of November 12 young people embarked on a Level 1 Using Sport To Tackle Youth Crime qualification at the Salford Sports Village. The course was held over 2 weekends and spread across 3 days; 28th and 29th of November and 5th December 2015.


404 Not Found It is fair to say the course was a huge success with all the young people who sat the final assessment coming out with a Level 1 In Using Sport to Tackle Youth Crime!!!

The Level 1 qualification is designed to give young people an understanding of what it is to be leader and a role model within the community and how sport can be used to challenge youth crime as well as how to; risk assess and lead a sports based activity safely.

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The course tutor Richard Leahy from Active Communities Networks was really impressed with all the young people who took part in this free qualification.

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Richard said, “…the young people handled the course very well, we are definitely looking at some prospective youth workers within this group!”

One of these inspirational young leaders was Natasha, who is a talented media blogger, she had this to say about the course, “It’s been great! I’ve had fun working with the team and everybody has been really friendly. The course has been really useful, I didn’t realise how much was involved in working with young people and it has given me a great insight into how charities like the Rio Ferdinand Foundation facilitate safe and positive activities for young people.”


All our brilliant leaners who took the part in the course will be giving back to the local community by volunteering at a free Football Tournament and Employability Event the #RFF is running on Friday the 11th of December at Trafford Power League, Manchester.

The Rio Ferdinand Foundation strives to support young people’s personal development, using sports, creative arts and media to build confidence, raise aspirations and improve life skills. Empowering them to become local role models, helping to build a brighter future, not only for themselves but also for their communities.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Active Communities Network for facilitating the course and to our wonderful funders the Big Lottery!